Vital Necessity

Today I learned that right thinking is a vital necessity.  A vital necessity is something that is so important that on simply cannot live without it.  Proverbs 23:7 states, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is”.  I cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.  Matthew 12:33 says, “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit”.  Thoughts bear fruit.  If I spend all my time thinking bad thoughts, then my life will bear bad fruit.  However, if I spend my time thinking good thoughts, my life will bear good fruit.  I need to train myself to think and meditate on God’s word which is one of the weapons to fight this battle. I need to pray for God’s help in training myself because I cannot do it by determination alone.  I need God’s help.

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Battlefield of the Mind

I have started reading The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer.  I should say I am re-reading this book.  I read it a few years ago as part of a Bible study group.  I feel as if I need a refresher so I am going to be doing it as a study for myself.  I will post things I learn here so that anybody who stumbles onto my blog may be helped as I hope to be helped.  I struggle with many negative thoughts about me, my abilities, and my worthiness or lack thereof.  I must learn to do as II Corinthians 10:5 says and “lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Annointed One), Amplified Bible.